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Mediating Dangerously : The Frontiers of Conflict Resolution - Kenneth Cloke

Mediating Dangerously

The Frontiers of Conflict Resolution

Hardcover Published: 20th April 2001
ISBN: 9780787953560
Number Of Pages: 272

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Sometimes it's necessary to push beyond the usual limits of the mediation process to achieve deeper and more lasting change. Mediating Dangerously shows how to reach beyond technical and traditional intervention to the outer edges and dark places of dispute resolution, where risk taking is essential and fundamental change is the desired result. It means opening wounds and looking beneath the surface, challenging comfortable assumptions, and exploring dangerous issues such as dishonesty, denial, apathy, domestic violence, grief, war, and slavery in order to reach a deeper level of transformational change.<br> <br> Mediating Dangerously shows conflict resolution professionals how to advance beyond the traditional steps, procedures, and techniques of mediation to unveil its invisible heart and soul and to reveal the subtle and sensitive engine that drives the process of personal and organizational transformation. This book is a major new contribution to the literature of conflict resolution that will inspire and educate professionals in the field for years to come.

Industry Reviews

"Mediating Dangerously is, as all of Cloke's books, a book to buy."(The Texas Mediator, January 2002)

"Cloke writes with passion...." (Dispute Resolution Journal,October 2002)"If you want to stretch your thinking about the art of mediation,Ken Cloke's new book is for you. Mediating Dangerously is packedwith enough thought-provoking ideas for ten books." --WilliamUry, author, The Third Side: Why We Fight and How We CanStop

"Cloke has tremendous insight into the psychology of themediation process and its potential for profound impact on themediator as well as the disputing parties. One of the mostprovocative and useful new books in the field." --ChristopherMoore, managing partner, CDR Associates, and author of TheMediation Process: Practical Strategies for ResolvingConflict

Mediating Dangerously presents an invaluable mediating model andprocess for systemic change and conflict resolution. KennethCloke's ideas can be applied to developing new justice models andaddressing racism, xenophobia, ethnic and national minorityconflict, and international conflict. His approach is inspiring andinnovative." --Ray Schonholtz, president, Partners forDemocratic Change

"Shows how a trained ear, an open mind, a respectful andintuitive stance, and humane values can lay the foundation for abroad and flexible repertoire of effective third-party practices."--Laura Chasin, director, Public Conversations Project,Watertown, Massachusetts

"Gather a few friends and colleagues around the fireplace, breakopen a bottle of sherry, pick a chapter of Ken Cloke's MediatingDangerously and prepare for an evening of mind-sparkingconversation." --Albie Davis


The Dangers of Mediation.

Suppression, Settlement, and Resolution.

Honesty and Empathy: Speaking the Unspeakable.

When Helping Becomes a Hindrance.

Exploring the Conflicts Within Ourselves.

Fear, Apathy, Insanity, and Dishonesty.

Dismantling the Desire for Revenge.

The Magic of Forgiveness.

The Significance of Spirit.

Conflict as a Spiritual Path.


Mediating Fascism and Oppressive Relationships.

Power, Rights, and Interests.

Creating Responsible Communities.

What's Better Than the Rule of Law.

Shifting from Debate to Dialogue.

Improving the Way We Fight.

Transforming the System.

The Politics of Conflict.

Conflict Resolution Systems Design and the United Nations.

Where Inner and Outer Frontiers Meet.

ISBN: 9780787953560
ISBN-10: 0787953563
Series: Resolving Conflicts Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 20th April 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 16.0  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1

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